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SOVEREIGN OVER US

by David Chan, Principal of St Paul Methodist School and MMS Missionary in Timor-Leste.


I would like to share a testimony of how our God is sovereign over us.


After we had our teachers’ orientation at the new school site on 9 January 2024, there was an extremely heavy rain. Soon, a flash flood was formed in Metinaro where our container classrooms are. Our new school buildings were spared as the ground is higher.



We rushed to the container classrooms immediately and found that some of our books, resources, and student welcome pack resources were submerged in water. We quickly tried our best to move them up to a higher ground.


The next day, we checked and surveyed the damage. To our surprised, the damage was ZERO!!! We just had to dry off those things.


A box containing new Bibles was totally wet. However, when we opened up the box, the Bibles were individually wrapped in plastic and none was destroyed. It turned out that all those boxes that were wet were protected somehow in plastic.


When the flood happened, everyone was very affected. That was because they had just moved everything into the container classrooms the day before. However, God’s goodness showed up in unexpected ways. And the timing was perfect as the teachers’ orientation just ended and there was enough manpower to move the boxes to a higher ground.


How amazing is our God who is sovereign over us! I’d like to share with you this song “Sovereign Over Us” by Michael W Smith. May you be ministered.


Verse 1

There is strength within the sorrow

There is beauty in our tears

And you meet us in our mourning

With a love that cast out fear

You are working in our waiting

You're sanctifying us

When beyond our understanding

You're teaching us to trust


Chorus

Your plans are still to prosper

You have not forgotten us

You're with us in the fire and the flood

You're faithful forever

Perfect in love

You are sovereign over us


Verse 2

You are wisdom unimagined

Who could understand your ways

Reigning high above the heavens

Reaching down in endless grace

You're the lifter of the lowly

Compassionate and kind

You surround and you uphold me

And your promises are my delight


Chorus

Your plans are still to prosper

You have not forgotten us

You're with us in the fire and the flood

You're faithful forever

Perfect in love

You are sovereign over us


Bridge

Even what the enemy means for evil

You turn it for our good

You turn it for our good and for your glory

Even in the valley, you are faithful

You're working for our good

You're working for our good and for your glory.



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Dear David, I echo your act of praise as we witnessed the blessings and protection of our Sovereign God in His mission. Thank you for sharing the inspiration testimony. I trust it must have been nerve racking as the floods were building up, but praise be to God who watched over the affairs of His people. Thank you also for sharing the beautiful song, Sovereign Over Us. Be blessed as you and your team continue to labour in Christ's vineyard! Shalom.

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